Monte and Monte Palace Tropical Gardens

Monte, the most popular tourist attraction outside the capital with stunning views over Funchal’s bay, it’s known for its 18th-century church ‘Igreja do Monte’ and where the tomb of the Emperor of Austria is set. Here you may visit the surrounding gardens of Monte, the Monte Palace Tropical Garden and museum, the Botanical Gardens and the famous wicker basket ride down to Funchal invented in 1850 as a form of transportation.

Another form of transportation are the two unique cable car rides that connect you to the Botanical Gardens or to Funchal; quick, easy and very popular with locals and tourists alike.

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